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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 19, 2012 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

Well, I was gonna share the mp3 of this, so I went looking for the txt file from the ROIO, and I found this link that has all of the tracks from the sessions, plus some information about them, at a slightly higher bitrate.

The second version of Fire on the Mountain just smokes, Garcia playing licks like we never got to hear in a live FOTM. Gans threw it on a Dead Hour back in the early 90s and then the discs of the two unreleased album circulate on the ROIO circuits.

(http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1133)

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Oct 19, 2012 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

how do you mean "Garcia playing licks like e never got to hear in a live Fire on the Mountain"? have you not listened to Grateful Dead versions of this song?, I.e. 05-08-77, 10-02-77, 02-05-78, 12-31-1978, 02-03-1979, 11-01-1979, 10-10-1980, 08-12-81, 10-19-1981, 05-23-1982, 07-31-1982, 06-18-1983, 10-14-1983, 04-24-1984, 12-28-1986, 07-08-1987, 03-31-1988, 03-22-1990, 03-21-1991, 09-04-1991, 05-27-1993, 10-01-1994 as a mere short list of outstanding versions that are light years ahead of this exploratory, embryonic, studio take...I know you didn't mean anything by it, but Dire Wolf and Grendel get really upset with posts like yours...

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 19, 2012 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

yep, been a fan for 20+ years.

I mean the more 72-74 primal tone as much as actual note for note licks. but yes, FOTM is an all time fav.

Did I violate a 'code' I don't know about? I don't want 600 lbs of sin comin' after me.....

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 20, 2012 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

No 600 lbs...
it's just more that while this demo-type version is kinda cool for its early bare-bones structure, it still doesn't actually deliver anything a set apart from the many killer versions Stratocaster listed in his post...I think as Heads we sometimes get so familiar with the great versions they did live we automatically attach more importance to a "rare" type of single, a demo, or anything unearthed that's not one of the usual suspects.

But this Mickey version can't really hold a candle to what they worked out best live over years of working the song out in its different iterations.

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 20, 2012 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

all I'm doing is sharing what I think (and have though since 1991) is a really cool version of one of the Dead's best songs. no where do I extoll it over other versions, I simply note that it is different than what we are used to.

no biggie, I know I'm just jumpin' right in here with my opinions and alot of y'all have been here a long time...

Did anyone that hadn't heard the version check it out and like it??

one version not on stratocaster's list that I have been listening to a bunch recently is May 17, 1977, what I call the 'tomahawk' version b/c of a few Garcia licks. Incredible low string mutron licks in this Fire, too. really hot.

http://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-17.sbd.leonard.1107.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 21, 2012 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

Great version from that Alabama show. Very smooth.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 19, 2012 5:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

keep trollin along!!

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 19, 2012 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

I think they are actually singing: "Get back truckin' on"

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 19, 2012 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

do they?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF-_bRW9NV4

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 19, 2012 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

WOW!

My Friday night = COMPLETE

Thanks for that.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 19, 2012 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

all fired up??

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 20, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

All Fired Up, All Shook Down is an awesome song by Houndog.

I really like Los Lobos and the offshoot bands, Houndog and Latin Playboys.

Good call!

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 19, 2012 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

This actually Mickey singing even though it sounds like Hunter

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 19, 2012 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

are you sure about that? I've seen both credited with the vocals, but you might be right, I think I remember Gans saying it was Mickey. Just found a reference to Robert Hunter saying that it WAS Mickey trying to sing like him (Robert Hunter)! THanks!

This post was modified by cortelle on 2012-10-20 02:13:00